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Touching the cloud Touching the cloud

Or starting the Solstice on Snowden. This is one of those “since it is on the doorstep, I really should check it out” things. Despite having lived in Snowdonia for a few years now (industrial doughnut permitting) I’ve never ventured on to the higher levels before now. With the Solstice pending and what looked like a…

Zero-X is back with a bang Zero-X is back with a bang

For a moment anyway! They seem to be going all out for a nostalgia-fest in the latest batch of ITV’s Thunderbirds Are Go. The CGI-hybrid show dipped into the movie that gives it a name and they even have a new- wait a second that might be a spoiler.

Klutz kake anyone? Klutz kake anyone?

Today is Cupcake Day apparently. It is also National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day, so it seems like your patriotic duty to cook up some very bad cakes. Back at the old firm I wrote up an obituary for a chap who had been laid low by a rock cake during a NAAFI food fight. Talk about friendly fire!

And I fancied a bit of steak today!!! And I fancied a bit of steak today!!!

This always sneaks up on me. I really wanted a slab of dead cow today. It’s National Fish and Chips Day. First Fry-Day of June. Except I had cod and chips (and a pickled onion) last night because Trish and Chips were out of saveloys. So big decision, do I go for fish and chips again tonight? What will revive my sole?…

Bramen is back on the box Bramen is back on the box

Braman the Robot is back on telly. It’s only taken 54 years, though it should be noted he pulled in five million viewers on a 1991 repeat. He has gained an emoji-style face since his original appearance but remains as lovably clunky as ever. And he returns with a dire warning.

Robots build zombie-proof house Robots build zombie-proof house

No doubt about it, this house is really smart. I don’t know if it will fend off a zombie attack but it was built by robots so that has to count for something. It also has the advantage of being erected in a day.

Another stab at casting Shadows Another stab at casting Shadows

Quick shout out for any Deckers in the UK. Talking Pictures TV has just started rerunning Shadows a Thames Television supernatural anthology series that ran between 1975 and 1975.

Kim Philby lived in the Wood of the Wolves Kim Philby lived in the Wood of the Wolves

Never mind The Village being used to hold rogue spies, it seems they grew up round here as well. Coed y Bleiddiau, which means “Wood of the Wolves”, a cottage resting on the hills where it is said the last wolf in Wales met its end, was for a time home to Harry St John “Jack” Philby. His son, Kim Philby, might sound a…

The Trigan Empire will rise again The Trigan Empire will rise again

The good stuff keeps coming from Rebellion these days. This is a bit of advance warning to start saving those pennies. The 2000ad publisher will be reprinting The Trigan Empire saga in the first mass market publication edition in several decades.

Only a black veil and and empty chair ... Only a black veil and and empty chair ...

Last Tuesday, May 14th, was International Dylan Thomas Day, something that had escaped me, even though I have a bottle of Dylan Thomas beer in the fridge. However, I took a twenty minute bus ride to the home of another dead poet who was allegedly fond of a beer - Ellis Humphrey Evans.

You know that Doctor who went to Gloucester ... You know that Doctor who went to Gloucester ...

The rain was going upwards. Jodi W’s Unlucky 13 will be bumping into the Judoon when Doctor Who returns. The episode will guest star Game On’s Neil Stuke who appeared with former TARDIS Suranne Jones in Doctor Foster. Filming has been taking place in Gloucester.

Welsh Comic Con moves to England (and other stories) Welsh Comic Con moves to England (and other stories)

There is a bit of a squabble in these parts because Welsh Comic Con is moving over the border to England. They are moving from Wrexham to Telford. The move is dubbed “The Telford Talkeover” but some are calling it a disgrace. Still, if we an have an Eisteddfod in Birkenhead I don’t see why we can’t have a Comic Con in…

Current display options on the Deck Current display options on the Deck

Anyone know why we currently just get a headline and thumbnail for posts on Observation Deck and a couple of other kinja blogs? I’m missing that first par.

How are you this fine Dydd Mercher? How are you this fine Dydd Mercher?

Anyone at home? It’s bucketing down in these parts this Wednesday morning. Tiddly has ventured out for some soggy adventures, probably not as far as Caernarfon where Wills and Kate have dropped in.

A fevered future for life with the Lyons A fevered future for life with the Lyons

Life with the Lyons takes on a new dimension next week. Not sure how deliberate that is*? With Doctor Who in the past, Russell T Davies is back on primetime BBC1 with Years and Years, described an epic saga that takes an ordinary family and catapults them through the next 15 years. “As society changes, faster than…

Interactive Click opens door on tomorrow's world Interactive Click opens door on tomorrow's world

The BBC’s technology news programme Click intends to celebrate its 1,000th show as the BBC’s first full-length interactive programme, letting viewers to choose how they want to watch it.

Slipping to the end of Sliders Slipping to the end of Sliders

Recently Alliterator debated whether Sliders deserves a reboot and I suppose the answer is no more and no less than any other cult show. As it happens, I’ve been plodding through reruns on Horror (which is part of the CBS cluster of channels in the UK). I rewatched the early season that aired on BBC2 back in the day…

Fire in the mountain Fire in the mountain

This might be small compared to brush fires in other places, but around thirty people were evacuated from their homes last night as the fire brigade tackled gorse fires around Garreg Ddu in Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales. At its worst they were going up the rockface with torch lights to try and bring the blaze under…

Pearl is back in a world without forests Pearl is back in a world without forests

Haven’t had a chance to listen yet, but a trailer on tv last night looked/sounded interesting. Doctor Who’s Pearl Mackie is back, this time in an innovative science fiction thriller from BBC Radio 4 - Forest 404. This is an ambitious 27-part podcast series with theme music by Bonobo. The series is accompanied by a…

I've just eaten a kid I've just eaten a kid

Is this a real book? This is what happens when you don’t hire subs. Then again, I’ve just eaten a kid. Not a whole one you understand. There is still curried goat left in the pot.

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